What is a good rule of thumb - if there is such a thing - of
deciding what metal gauge per goal of piece? I’m making a small doll
with found objects of doll arms and legs. The body will be flat
nickel that these limbs are somehow riveted to. The dress will be
formed copper. The legs and arms are heavy ceramic type of material.
Since copper is so maleable when annealed, yet the limbs are heavy,
should I choose a lighter, more moveable gauge to form? Or. a
heavier gauge to hold the weight of the limbs? The doll will able to
sit or hang on the wall and will be around 7 inches tall.